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Senior Counsel Product Liability

The Johnson & Johnson Legal Department is recruiting for a Senior Counsel, Product Liability to be located at World Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The Senior Counsel provides analysis and advice on legal and policy issues; anticipates and guards against legal risks facing the company; develops and recommends policy and position on legal issues; keeps the company and/or business units compliant by anticipating and helping to circumvent problems; counsels clients and keeps them up to date on new business laws and regulations; provides advice on suits against the corporation; ensures that all standard operating procedures are current, accurate and complete and are being audited at least annually; and develops appropriate legal policies, procedures and guidelines.
As a Senior Counsel for Product Liability, you will:• Manage a large portfolio of complex Product Liability litigations and some other litigation as assigned (Employment, commercial, consumer fraud or other)• Coordinate outside national and local counsel in management of cases• Work with company management and other personnel in support of litigation• Review and advising operating companies on sensitive labeling, marketing, and liability issues and providing related training• Participate in external activities relating to product liability and litigation such as IADC, DRI, ATRA, and PLAC.

• A Juris Doctor Degree and admission to and in good standing with at least one state bar is required.• A minimum of 10 years of experience in defense of complex litigation is required. • Significant experience handling all aspects of pre-trial case preparation and management including discovery, witness preparation, writing and review of major briefs, selection and preparation of experts is required. • Significant experience with e-discovery issues and document production is required. • Experience in large scale mass tort type matters, particularly MDLs and state coordinated proceedings is an asset.• Pharmaceutical and medical device product liability experience is preferred.• In-house experience with a pharmaceutical or medical device company is preferred. • Trial experience is preferred. • Must be articulate and a collaborative manager and colleague.• Must have very good judgement to run the cases and ability to manage outside Counsel.• Approximately 30% travel, globally and domestically, is required.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
Job Function
Corporate Law
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